• Providence Life Services
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Miscellaneous
  • Full-Time
  • 1649 8th St NW

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The primary purpose of your job is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of our Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Community Manager to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

Summary of essential job functions

* Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the nursing service department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern retirement community.
* Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department.
* Maintain a reference library of written nursing material (i.e., PDR'S, Federal and State Regulations, etc.) that will assist the nursing service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the resident.
* Develop, maintain, and periodically update the Nursing Service Procedures Manual and nursing service objectives and philosophies.
* Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator, as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing service department.
* Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of facility (i.e., Infectious Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Budget, Quality Assessment and Assurance, etc.) as required, and as appointed by the administrator.
* Assist the Pharmacy in developing, maintaining, implementing, and periodically updating written policies and procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies.
* Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees as they may pertain to nursing services.
* Develop performance evaluation schedules, criteria, and annual reviews for the nursing service department (e.g., RNs, LPN's CNAS).
* Make daily rounds of nursing service department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
* Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
* Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.
* Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
* Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as to maintain your license on a current status.

Skills necessary

* Registered Nurse or a LPN in the State of Michigan.
* CPR Certified.
* Previous experience in long term and sub-acute care for 3-5 years.
* Must have geriatric experience..



All PLS employees are eligible for the following:

* Major medical insurance with five options
* Dental Insurance
* Basic life insurance
* Long term disability
* Short term disability
* Voluntary term life insurance
* 403(b) retirement plans
* Credit union
* Employee assistance program
* Flex spending account
* Vacation pay, sick pay and holiday pay

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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